The Fulbright is a research grant administered by the Institute of International Education. In 2008, the Fulbright Scholar Program awarded over 6,500 grant to students and academic professionals for the purpose of teaching and research in more than 130 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. A Fulbright grant may be used for study or research abroad, including scholarly research, study leading to a degree, thesis, or dissertation, or for performance study. Proficiency in the host country's language is usually important and makes the candidate significantly more competitive, but some grants are given for study in nations without a language requirement.
Candidates must be American citizens and must have received most of their education in the U.S. Senior undergraduates with an anticipated graduation date of May 2010 are eligible to compete for two kinds of grants: the traditional research grant or the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). This year's competition opened officially on May 1, 2009.
Graduate Fellowship Advisor